What is Modern Architecture?

May 10, 2017 WorldMaster

 

Modern or Modernist Architecture refers to the revolutionary idea and philosophy in architecture starting around the year 1910, which restates the foundations of architecture according Vitruvius. The Roman Architect wrote De Architectura (The Ten Books on Architecture). In the book, Vitruvius is famous for his dictum declaring that a building must perfect the three natures of firmitas, utilitas, venustas – strength, function and beauty.

 

 

Modern or Modernist Architecture refers to the revolutionary idea and philosophy in architecture starting around the year 1910, which restates the foundations of architecture according Vitruvius. The Roman Architect wrote De Architectura (The Ten Books on Architecture). In the book, Vitruvius is famous for his dictum declaring that a building must perfect the three natures of firmitas, utilitas, venustas – strength, function and beauty.

 

 

 

The modernist movements cannot be broken down into a set of building characteristics. It is composed of many different directions in architecture each with its specific philosophy. Each Architect expounded his theory of the application of buildings. Many expressions of modern-ism include:

 

Bauhaus
Moderne
Brutalism
Constructivism
Expressionist
Functionalism
Futurism
High Tech
Metabolist
Minimalist
Organic
Prefab
Formalism
Structuralism

 

 

In the present time, Modern Architecture is closely associated with Bauhaus and Minimalist strain of modern architecture. Due to its simplicity and style, the Bauhaus and Minimalist Modern style became the mainstream expression for this movement.

 

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